When we compare the Mercedes-Benz A-Class's and the Mercedes-Benz GLS's specifications and ratings, the Mercedes-Benz A-Class has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing and typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars. The Mercedes-Benz GLS has the advantage in the areas of resale value, interior volume and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class's and the Mercedes-Benz GLS's specifications and ratings, the Mercedes-Benz GLS is a better car than the Mercedes-Benz A-Class.
Mercedes-Benz A-Class vs. Mercedes-Benz GLS Pricing
A used 2022 Mercedes-Benz A-Class ranges from $31,780 to $40,052 while a used 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLS is priced between $87,149 to $121,796. For a new model, the Mercedes-Benz A-Class's price is between $38,099 and $48,392, with the Mercedes-Benz GLS priced between $89,409 and $161,914.
Mercedes-Benz A-Class vs. Mercedes-Benz GLS Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Mercedes-Benz A-Class loses 44.4 percent of its value and the Mercedes-Benz GLS loses 44.2 percent of its value. This means the Mercedes-Benz GLS retains 0.2 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Mercedes-Benz A-Class.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Mercedes-Benz A-Class’s base engine makes 188 horsepower, and the Mercedes-Benz GLS base engine makes 375 horsepower.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Mercedes-Benz GLS, a crossover/fullsize SUV, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The Mercedes-Benz A-Class, a subcompact car, has the advantage in the areas of front head room and front leg room.